Thursday, May 5, 2011

Art Auction to Benefit Friends of South Pasadena Library

The Friends of the South Pasadena Public library are presenting an online auction of these three paintings by Zolita Sverdlove, the celebrated South Pas artist who passed away in 2009. The pieces have been donated by her husband to be used as a Friends fundraiser. Two other paintings by Sverdlove now hang in the main reading room of the Library.

The new paintings are:

1. Edible Nasturtium, 12 X 9" framed watercolor
Starting Bid: $150

2. Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, 8.5 X 12" framed watercolor
Starting Bid: $150

3. Pueblo, 11 X 14 framed oil
Starting bid: $450

Email bids to and make sure to mention the title of the painting.

You can take a look at the paintings up close in the Community Room tonight for the Artist Night with Diana Bryer and musician David Plenn at 7 PM. You can also check them out during the concert with the LA Clarinet Choir, David Batt, and the Lyric Opera of LA as part of the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival on May 7th at 5:00 PM. Both events are free.

The deadline for bids is midnight on May 9, 2011 and winners will be notified on or about May 10, 2011. For more about Zolita’s art, please check out more info from the library.


Jon said...

Hi L, nice photo. To me, all the squares seem like choices. Zolita Sverdlove's paintings offer interesting options and the unknown beckons from above.

By the way, I like these. If you bid, I'd have any of these in our house.

Michelle said...

These paintings really are wonderful!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I really enjoyed breezing through Zolita's web page. It's where I discovered she had studied with Richard Diebenkorn. Impressive: that makes her more then some Saturday hobbyist.

Shanna said...

I was in a couple of shows with Zolita and was so sad to learn that she had passed away. It seemed so impossible. She was so vital. And that vitality lives on in her work.

This is a great opportunity to get some very good paintings.

Mister Earl said...

Wasn't there a photo of a clock here this morning? Are you f'ing with me? Am I losing it?